UPDATE, 12:35 a.m.: BFD boats returning from the scene, without finding the body. Coast Guard statement.
Ed Baur reports a man fell off the Provincetown II shortly before 11 p.m., somewhere between Deer Island and Castle Island.
Sullivan's at Castle Island opens this Saturday. Maybe they'll serve French toast.
The Constitution went out into the Outer Harbor today and briefly sailed under its own power in honor of the 200th anniversary of its victory over HMS Guerriere. On its return trip to the Charlestown Navy Yard, it paused off Castle Island to shoot its cannons.
Updated 2:15 p.m.
State Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating how a 60-year-old Dorchester man wound up dead in the water off Castle Island this morning.
State Police recovered the man's body this morning after a passerby noticed it in the water around 7 a.m., the DA's office says. A cause of death has yet to be established; an autopsy is... Read more
Steven reports Sullivan's at Castle Island is open today.
Scooterdude, who normally plies the air currents around the Hancock with his sail-equipped scooter, goes over to Castle Island with his new sail, only to run into immediate opposition from park rangers:
"THERE'S NONE OF THAT HERE. YOU CAN SKATEBOARD (dubious!) on the walk or sail out there on the water, but you can't do both. We just sent two to the hospital for... Read more
The Coast Guard reports it's conducting search operations off Castle Island following the discovery of a windsurf sail without a rider around 8:25 p.m.
"We have launched a search for a possible missing windsurfer, but we are asking the public to call if they believe they are missing a windsurf board or have any other information which could help us with the search," said... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that state officials are now strictly enforcing an 11 p.m. curfew at beaches from Castle Island to the mouth of the Neponset following a July 4th rampage at Castle Island that ended with car-smashing teens roaming around Savin Hill and the area around the JFK/UMass T stop.
Steve tweets that State Police, DCR rangers and Boston animal control have converged on Castle Island to pick up a coyote found wandering around there.